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This pages covers the characters that join Celica on her journey as she sets off to find Mila, the Earth Mother. All spoilers on this page are unmarked. You Have Been Warned.

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    Mae (May)
Click here to see Mae in Fire Emblem Heroes 
Bundle of Energy

A mage training in the Novis Monastery who joins Celica on her journey. She's very energetic and bickers often with Boey.

Class: Mage
Age: 17
Voiced by: Eri Inagawa (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English)

  • Ascended Extra: She goes from a one-note ally in Gaiden to The Chick and one of Those Two Guys in Echoes.
  • Adaptation Expansion: While she always had feelings for Boey, the remake makes it even clearer, she now marries him in her ending. If he dies, Mae suffers a short but intense Heroic BSoD and later works at the Novis Monastery, implied to remain single.
  • Babies Ever After: Is noted to have LOTS of kids with Boey after they get married.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a sweet and energetic girl who's also quite competent with magic.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: She is always bickering with Boey, but obviously has feelings for him. Notably their fighting often has a less belligerent and more a playful tone to it that continues for the rest of their lives together.
  • Buffy Speak: Has a tendency to slip into this in the English version of Echoes, with "big, hurty lightning" being the classic example.
  • Contralto of Danger: A downplayed example. Usually, her voice is high-pitched, but it occasionally drops during combat. The most notable example is the humorous way her voice actress delivers the following line when Mae is selected with some HP missing:
    "Sure, I'm still hyper. ...Let's go!"
  • Expy: Mae's new gung ho and hyperactive characterization with Boey along with the implication of being good at thunder magic makes her a little similar to Tailtiu, with less insecurity baggage and less tragedy.
  • First-Name Basis: While Boey refers to her respectfully as "Milady," Mae simply calls Celica by name.
  • Foil: To Delthea on Alm’s route. When comparing them as units, Mae and Delthea both have high attack and speed growths while suffering from low defense, skill, and luck—Delthea’s attack and speed growths are also a little higher than Mae’s, but Mae is slightly more balanced with a better chance of getting HP and Defense growths. Also, both come with Fire and eventually learn Seraphim—Delthea never learns Thunder and instead comes with Aura as her second spell and she is the only other unit besides Celica who can learn Ragnarok; Mae can’t learn Ragnarok, but can learn Aura, though she needs to reach a specific level first. When comparing their characters, they are both more plain-spoken and energetic than their counterparts on their respective routes (Boey for Mae, Luthier for Delthea); Delthea, however, is less willing to show sisterly affection for Luthier, while Mae seeks advice from Celica about her crush on Boey and doesn’t hide her fondness during their calmer moments. Both long for happy, carefree lifestyles and eventually marry after the war, but Delthea’s ending says that she sealed her magic and ended up leaving her village at some point; Mae returned to Novis and resumed working at the priory, having children after she married Boey.
  • Gaining the Will to Kill: In her Supports with Boey, she discusses the fact that all her training in magic is completely different from actually using it to hurt and kill people, but ultimately she comes to terms with it, since it's to protect Celica.
  • Genki Girl: She's very energetic in nature, which contrasts the kind but reserved Celica.
  • Glass Cannon: Mae has the highest Attack power and Speed out of all three of the mages in Celica's route but has the lowest HP and Defense, with growths that further emphasize this.
  • Insecure Love Interest: She has a crush on Boey, but worries that she might be too much of a tomboy and that Boey sees her as One of the Guys rather than as a woman.
  • Light 'em Up: She can learn both Aura and Seraphim.
  • Like Brother and Sister: In the original Gaiden, she views Boey as an annoying younger brother.
  • The Lost Lenore: If she dies, Boey never finds another woman after a Belated Love Epiphany.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Mae is very brave and has plenty of confidence in her magical abilities. By contrast, Boey is more cowardly and is shown to be rather insecure about his magical talent.
  • Ms. Fanservice: For some reason, her Mage outfit in Shadows features a breastplate that accentuates her chest, and a dress that both bares her legs and shows off the curves of her butt. Mae's breastplate is even bustier in Heroes.
  • Parental Abandonment: While many characters don't bring up their families, Mae is notable among her friends from the priory for never mentioning or implying that she has blood relatives.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Averted. Despite her pink hair and clothes, Mae isn't very feminine, something she secretly worries about.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: As a height chart created by mystletainn reveals, Mae is one of the shortest characters in the whole game, second only to Delthea, Silque, and Genny. Though even with that short height, she remains a force to be reckoned with. (It also makes her title in Fire Emblem Heroes that much more fitting.)
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "You're not stopping me!"
    "Coming through!"
    "Now I'm mad!"
    "Eat this, pal!"
  • Required Party Member: She is one of the few characters on Celica's route whose recruitment is not optional.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: She's the energetic Genki Girl to the more strait-laced Boey.
  • Shock and Awe: Starts with Thunder magic, as she boasts.
    Mae: I can conjure lightning, Boey. Big, hurty lightning.
  • Sweet Tooth: In Echoes, Mae has a liking for sweet provisions, and even starts with a Sweet Cookie item.
  • Tomboy Angst: Mae confides to Celica that, hypothetically, if there were someonenote  she liked, they might not return her feelings because they don't see her as a woman.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She has pink hair and wears a predominantly pink and red dress, but is also very boisterous and likes to brag about her abilities on the battlefield. This is touched upon in her supports with Celica, as she fears her tomboyish traits might make her unattractive to the opposite sex and wonders if she should act more feminine.
  • Tsundere: A mild version towards Boey. She loves him but has a really hard time showing it and the two usually devolve into petty arguments.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Celica. The two are each other's closest friend, and Mae repeatedly sets aside her own fears and doubts in favor of always supporting Celica no matter what.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: She's better at magic than Boey, having already mastered the Thunder spell from the beginning as well as having a much higher growth in Attack, albeit at the cost of Skill.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mae's hair is bright pink.

Click here to see Boey in Fire Emblem Heroes 
Skillful Survivor

A novice mage training in the Novis Monastery. Straight-laced and inexperienced, but determined to protect Celica, he joins her on her journey.

Class: Mage
Age: 16
Voiced by: Takuma Sasaki (Japanese), Chris Hackney (English)

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Again, par for the course for a remake of such an old game. In Echoes he's much more of a pretty boy, and doesn't even resemble either of his previous official depictions.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: His hair color was already inconsistent to begin with, but Echoes discards both of his previous looks and gives him white hair.
  • Adaptation Expansion: While Boey always had feelings for Mae, his relationship with her is more romance-tinged in the remake, and they end up married.
  • Ambiguously Brown: In Echoes, Boey is somewhat tanned compared to his fellows.
  • Ascended Extra: He goes from a one-note ally in Gaiden to The Smart Guy and one of Those Two Guys in Echoes.
  • Babies Ever After: Eventually married Mae after a "trying courtship" that resulted in MANY children.
  • Badass Armfold: Is an unusual but powerful Mighty Glacier, and frequently shown in this pose. It even became his default one in Heroes.
  • Belated Love Epiphany: If Mae dies in classic mode, Boey's ending states that it was only then he realized his true feelings for her and how strong they were.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: He and Mae are constantly fighting, a situation noted to continue even once they're married. Not all that belligerent though, as the couple would often remark that they couldn't be happier with the way their relationship works.
  • Butt-Monkey: Of the characters that Celica initially starts with. Mae points out his embarrassing flops on more than one occasion and he Screams Like a Little Girl when confronted with Necrodragons.
  • Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: Boey is constantly butting heads with Mae, but he becomes despondent if she dies.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: In Echoes, Boey has noticeably darker skin than most of the cast, along with white hair.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not to the extent of Kliff, but still snarky when given the chance.
  • Depending on the Artist: His original official art in the game manual (and Awakening) depicts him with green hair, but his in-game sprite and his art in The Complete artbook has red hair. Echoes ignores both of these and gives him white hair.
  • Expy: Boey's new personality and dynamic with Mae along with an earlier comment about his fire magic makes him quite similar with Azelle from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, except he's more cowardly than shy as well as being canonically not that screwed.
  • Foil: To Luthier on Alm’s Route. From a gameplay standpoint, both mages have similar stat growths (high HP and skill vs. low attack growths) and have similar spell lists. Luthier, however, has much higher speed and luck growths and a low defense growth, while Boey is the opposite; low speed and luck, but a higher chance of defense. Luthier is also recruited knowing both Fire and Excalibur while Boey only has Fire to start with. As characters, both are calm, level-headed individuals who lack the natural talent of their energetic and more boisterous counterpart (Mae for Boey and Delthea for Luthier). Unlike Boey, Luthier does not hide his flaws behind a strong front and acknowledges he has to put in more effort into his training. Boey, on the other hand, has a much easier time socializing with others than Luthier, and whereas Boey decides to stick with Mae and go home after the war, Luthier leaves his sister and home behind and travels to Archanea to continue honing his magic. Luthier is also not stated to have married while Boey and Mae eventually wed and had children together.
  • Forbidden Friendship: Despite being close friends, Boey never drops his formalities around Celica due to his lower class and coming from a poor family. He tends to see his friendship with her as unconventional, but still admits he's happy to have the honor of supporting her.
  • Lovable Coward: He's not very enthusiastic when Celica takes them through a graveyard, as he's scared of Terrors.
  • Mystical White Hair: In Echoes, the mage's hair is a mysterious shade of white.
  • Mighty Glacier: A rare magical variant. Boey has very low Speed and average Magic, but his HP and Defense growths are among the highest in the game. This makes him a shockingly good tank.
  • More Dakka: He learns Sagittae, which rapid fires a rain of arrows at the enemy.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Boey is more reserved and can be a bit of a coward, contrasting the more confident and boisterous Mae.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: He's got some pretty toned arms as shown in his portrait, and he has amazing HP and Defense growths to show for it.
  • The One Guy: Amongst Celica's starting group of allies she takes with her.
  • Pants-Free: He doesn't wear any pants in his original artwork.
  • Playing with Fire: Like all mages he starts with the Fire spell, which is depicted in his official artwork. Mae even notes that this is the only thing he's good at at the beginning of the game, since it's his only spell at that point, and jokes that she'll call him if she ever needs to roast some marshmallows.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "It's over!"
    "Sorry, friend."
    "Out of the way!"
    "Have some of this!"
  • Required Party Member: He is one of the few characters on Celica's route whose recruitment is not optional.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: He's the strait-laced serious guy to Mae's Genki Girl.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: He lets out a particularly high-pitched scream on two occasions when confronted by Necrodragons.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Interestingly, he's the only unit in Echoes to love provisions in the "plain" category (oranges, water, bread, and soup).
  • Undying Loyalty: Much like Mae, Boey's loyalty and devotion to Celica is unwavering. He also respectfully refers to her as "Milady" even when he disagrees with her.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Boey isn't as talented a mage as Mae is, but isn't anywhere near as reckless, which translates into him having a pretty high Skill growth unlike Mae.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: While he claims he has no problem with bandits and thieves, he doesn't like the idea of fighting Terrors.
  • With Due Respect: Boey knows that Celica is the one in charge and royalty on top of that, but he will (politely) make any dissenting opinions of his known to her.

    Genny (Jenny)
Click here to see Genny in Fire Emblem Heroes 
Endearing Ally

A Sister of Mila working at the Novis Monastery. When Celica begins her quest, Genny accompanies her. After the war, she falls for an unknown man.

Class: Cleric
Age: 15
Voiced by: Yuki Horinaka (Japanese), Eden Riegel (English, credited as Claudia Lenz)

  • The Baby of the Bunch: Celica, Mae, and Boey treat her as their younger sibling.
  • Badass Adorable: A cute young cleric who's actually a powerful and useful Crutch Character.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Genny is normally a meek and shy girl, but some of her crit quotes are...well, the exact opposite of that.
  • Crutch Character: A very rare case of a healer being this. Genny learns Invoke much earlier than the other two Clerics, making her very useful in the early game. However she can only summon Soldiers, so this becomes much less helpful later on. Compare with Silque and Tatiana, who learn it much later but can summon Dread Fighters and Pegasus Knights, respectively.
  • The Cutie: Very apparent with her voice and her mannerisms.
  • Expy: Genny's fluffy orange hair in the remake and being a starting healer is reminiscent of Lana from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. They are both selfless and seem to have confidence issues.
  • Heroic Bastard: According to Valentia Accordion, Genny's father was an unknown nobleman with a wife and family.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Genny claims she can only heal minor injuries and expresses herself as being shy and somewhat meek. Her support with Sonya starts off rocky because of her feelings of inadequacy.
  • Hooked Up Afterwards: In the original game, she's noted to have fallen in love with an ally in the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue. In Echoes, it's stated she gets with someone that "no one would ever expect".
  • Lethal Joke Character: Not Genny herself, but the Soldiers she summons with her Invoke spell. Level 1 Soldiers are about as weak as you'd expect, but they have one major advantage over your actual units: expendability. If you have a weakened ally in the fray, Genny can summon her Soldiers and throw them to the wolves, distracting your enemies and saving the named unit's life; this can be very helpful in levels like the Mila Temple where you constantly get bombarded with Gargoyles.
  • Life Drain: Starts with the Nosferatu spell, allowing her to heal herself by damaging enemies.
  • Likes Older Men: She says she prefers older men when talking to Celica about her relationship with Alm. It is probably worth mentioning that every single man in Celica's route is older than her.
  • Odd Friendship: Makes friends with Sonya, who is much older than Genny and also her complete opposite in personality—the two are nonetheless able to bond over their shared experiences with being abandoned by one of their parents at a priory.
  • Optional Party Member: She's the only one of Celica's initial party to be completely optional.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mother dropped her off at the priory and left her there.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "I. Do not. Like you!"
    "Now I'm angry!"
    "You need to move!"
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Inverted; Genny's original ending implied a romantic interest with Saber, both their endings mentioning they married someone from Celica's group, similar to Abel and Est's endings in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, though just like them their endings didn't change if the other died. This was the interpretation the novelization went for. However, in the remake, they cannot support, and their endings conflict with each other; Genny's establishes that she kept her husband secret, while Saber's establishes that he paraded his wife around for everyone to see.
  • Shipper on Deck: One of Genny's talks with Celica in Echoes reveals that she's quite interested in the outcome of her and Alm's Childhood Friend Romance.
  • Summon Magic: She can learn the Invoke spell, which allows her to summon illusory Soldiers.
  • White Mage: She can be considered a middle-ground between Silque and Tatiana, in that she's a more effective healer than Silque but her support spells aren't as useful.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is a pinkish-orange color.

    Saber (Savor, Sevr)
Click here to see Saber in Fire Emblem Heroes 
Driven Mercenary

A sellsword from Rigel. He's hired by Celica to protect her group as they sail across Zofia's pirate-infested waters, but he ends up sticking around for the entire journey. After the war, he joins Jesse's newly founded desert kingdom alongside his wife.

Class: Mercenary
Age: 34
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Keith Silverstein (English, credited as David Sylvain)

  • Affectionate Nickname: Typically calls Celica "lass".
  • Ascended Extra: He goes from a one-note ally in Gaiden to The Lancer in Echoes.
  • The Casanova: He's described as rugged and attractive, and likes the company of women. Jesse claims Saber's got quite the reputation for being a heartbreaker.
  • Defector from Decadence: In Echoes, he was formerly a Rigelian soldier but left to become a mercenary.
  • The Drunken Sailor: He's introduced drunk in a bar, and is quick to make his way to a pub when the opportunity arises.
  • Duel to the Death: The Valentian Accordion states that he left the Rigelian army because he killed someone in an illegal duel.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears an eyepatch, immediately designating him as a grizzled badass. His skill with the sword are no less for it, either. Valentia Accordion revealed that he lost it in a trap devised by Rigelian nobles who resented his common upbringing.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Goes from helping Celica only for the money and assuming her just a naive spoiled girl, to swearing loyalty to her cause, to basically leading the charge to rescue her in the final dungeon, displaying the same heroism he once scorned.
  • First-Name Basis: He forgoes his usual habit of calling Celica "lass" once she accepts her royal lineage, instead respectfully referring to her as "Princess Anthiese." The last time he calls her "lass" is in his Badass Boast in the final boss fight.
  • A Friend in Need: In Echoes, when Celica announces her intention to invade Rigel to retrieve Mila, on what Boey warns is surely a suicide mission, Saber assures her that he has her back.
  • Go Out with a Smile: If he is killed, he smiles and admits he had fun on the group's journey.
  • Hooked Up Afterwards: He's noted to have married someone unnamed in the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue.
  • Keep the Reward: Defied at the end of Act 2; when Celica is hesitant to accept a reward for defeating Barth, he immediately jumps at the chance for free drinks.
  • The Lancer: Quickly develops into this for Celica, as he becomes the one most likely to debate on her choices but always follows them without issue. Since he's the more cynical person in her army, it allows him to serve as a good counter to Celica's emotional moments.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Saber is basically a pirate yet as part of the mercenary class, his final class change is Dread Fighter, a Ninja!
  • Not in My Contract: His reaction when Celica demands the group go out of their way to storm a pirate stronghold. As Saber finds, his duties repeatedly go beyond just guarding Celica on her way to Mila's Temple. He eventually gives up on the issue, swearing fealty to Celica after reaching the Mila Temple.
  • Pirate: Saber is a rough man in the sea who engaged in suspicious activity. However he's the nobler kind as Celica was able to hire him as a mercenary.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "Get a load of this!"
    "You can't win!"
    "You don't know when to quit!"
  • Punch-Clock Hero: His occupation as a sellsword means he works for whoever pays him well enough, who just happens to be Celica this time. He's well known for having just as easily done "shady" things in the past if the price is right.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Inverted, the original game implied Saber hooked up with Genny via their endings. The novelization of the NES game also had them become a couple. In the remake, Saber cannot support with Genny in the added support system, while he is established as 34 years of age to her 15.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Despite Saber's very masculine appearance, he's the only male able to learn the Seraphim spell as a Mage.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Openly speaks against Celica's idealistic attempts of talking sense into murderers and bandits, insisting that sometimes Violence Is the Only Option.
  • Smarter Than You Look: He may be a washed up drunkard with a reputation for downing rot gut and chasing skirts, but he also catches on the quickest that Celica is not just any priestess, pointing out that she doesn't seem all that impressed with Castle Zofia compared to Mae and Boey.
  • Sour Supporter: Saber frequently grumbles at Celica's orders and even calls her out on her idealism, but he never considers abandoning his employer, and even muses he enjoys the party's company at times.
  • Stone Wall: Of the three mercenaries you get, Saber's high defense makes him an excellent tank for Celica's party, which starts out consisting mostly of mages. While he does lose some tankiness once Valbar joins, as a Dread Fighter Saber becomes effectively a tank for both magic and physical attacks.
  • Undying Loyalty: After Celica accepts her heritage, Saber swears fealty to her and becomes just as loyal as Mae and Boey. In fact, in the final dungeon, he practically leads Celica's army, all in an attempt to rescue her.
  • Weapon of Choice: In Heroes, the Golden Dagger is tied directly to him.
  • You Remind Me of X: Saber mentions that he has a younger sister and notes Celica looks a bit like her.

    Valbar (Valbo)

An Armor Knight who fights against pirates alongside his sworn brother Leon and sellsword Kamui after they killed his family. After the death of pirate leader Barth, he joins Celica's army. After the war, he trains young soldiers at Alm's request.

Class: Knight
Age: 31
Voiced by: Takahiro Fujiwara (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (English)

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: On the cover of Gaiden, Valbar's hair is blue. In Echoes, it's brown.
  • Advertised Extra: He appears in the original Gaiden's cover art, even though his overall presence, while memorable, is fairly minuscule.
  • The Big Guy: Easily the heartiest and biggest member of Celica's party, and a reliable tank in gameplay.
  • Blade on a Stick: He uses Lances.
  • Blood Brothers: His best friend, Leon, describes him as one.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's very jolly and eager to fight and to protect his allies, combine that with his stature and you got one big fun fighter.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Valbar is a hulking macho man, but he has a kind heart and dearly misses his lost family.
  • Crusading Widower: The murder of his beloved family is what gets him, Leon, and Kamui into the plot.
  • Crutch Character: To a degree, he acts as one for Celica. The majority of Celica's units are mages or mercenaries, making them all fragile and need to stay safely back or stay healed. Valbar serves as an excellent tank for the majority of Chapter 2 and 3, but loses a bit of his usefulness as the others level up and gain more spells, with Saber becoming arguably a better tank by the end, Atlas being a Stone Wall thanks to his health, and Conrad becoming a good mobile tank.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Valbar's HP and Defense growths may be good, but his Resistance growth is literally nonexistant and his starting amount is 0, meaning if a mage so much as looks at him funny, he's going down, fast. This is a less of deal in the original, where everyone had bad resistance and Valbar could rely on the heavy resistance boost he got from promotion to Baron.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Valbar lived every day for his family, so when they were killed, he had nothing but his desire for revenge. He follows Celica on her journey just to fill the void with some purpose. In the epilogue, he trains new recruits and lives his days happily surrounded by friends and admirers.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Averted in Echoes, where he was given a helmet.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: His large jaw is a prominent feature.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The fastest default soldier/armor unit. He's a little bit less tanky than Lukas, but he hits just as hard.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: For Leon. If Valbar is killed before being recruited, Leon will be left completely distraught and lost. He will angrily tell Celica he is going to protect her so Valbar at least didn't die for nothing.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "Time to pay!"
    "Have a taste of this!"
    "Made your peace?"
    "Say goodnight!"
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He is introduced in the middle of one against pirate boss Barth.
  • Sole Survivor: Valbar's entire family (parents, younger brother, younger sister, wife and child) was murdered by Barth's pirates, leaving him as the lone survivor. He admits the pain of the loss sometimes leaves him numb.

    Leon (Leo)
Click here to see Leon in Fire Emblem Heroes 
True of Heart

An Archer who fights alongside his sworn brother Valbar. After Valbar's family is avenged, he joins Celica's army alongside him and Kamui.

Class: Archer
Age: 24
Voiced by: Kōji Takahashi (Japanese), Lucien Dodge (English)

  • Adaptational Sexuality: The original version on the NES never showed anything of Leon's romantic preferences, though there Leon was a Flat Character whose only characterization was Undying Loyalty to Valbar, who he called "Aniki" ("Big Brother"), and hinted nihilism in his death quote.
  • Agent Peacock: He's pretty and flamboyant, but no less competent for it.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: He has romantic feelings for Valbar, who is not only completely oblivious but most likely straight (and even if not, still heavily grieving over his murdered family). Leon even confesses to him in their supports that he has unrequited feelings for someone, but understands that they probably won't come to fruition and is simply glad to have them.
  • All-Loving Hero: He's quite idealistic and willing to fight to protect anyone who needs it, according to his talks with Celica. In his own words:
    "It’s hardly my fault that the world is full of wonderful, lovable people. Such a thing really motivates one to get out there and save it."
  • Badass Gay: He's Camp Gay (specially by Western standards) and in love with Valbar, and is also a deadly archer and capable soldier.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Leon joined the military because his First Love was a young man who wanted to enlist. The poor guy died in their first battle, and Leon was shattered over it, but Valbar stayed by his side and did what he could to comfort him. And as time passed, Leon's gratitude to Valbar became romantic love.
  • Bishōnen: Leon is described as such in his character bio. He is one of the slimmest and prettiest male characters, with a slightly androgynous appearance that he accentuates with eye makeup, a rather feminine hairstyle, and a strict skin-care routine to keep himself looking young.
  • Blood Brothers: Describes Valbar as his sworn brother.
  • Camp Gay: Very flamboyant, dislikes the idea of having girlfriends, was in love with an unnamed dead male soldier, and strongly implied to be in love with Valbar. If Valbar dies, it's said that Leon suffers a Heroic BSoD over him and briefly disappears, returning later to dedicate himself to be a Valentian soldier and instructor.
  • Career-Ending Injury: If Valbar lives, Leon's ending mentions that he ends up retiring from the army due to injuries he suffered in the final battle. He opens a shop in the city and lives the rest of his life rather happily.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In his empty/near-empty level-up quote, supports with Kamui, and battle/map quotes.
    Empty or near-empty level-up: "This feels funny- and not the ha-ha kind."
    In response to Kamui asking him to tell him something: "Something."
    Enemy misses or does 1/no damage: "Ugh, that almost gave me a heart attack!"
    Nearby ally does poorly in battle: "Uh, maybe get out of the way?"
    Ally gets low on HP: "Heal up before you croak."
  • Death Seeker: In his original death quote, he says he's awaited death in battle. The Echoes one has him say he pictured a more impressive death. Though Leon's supports mention he was once a Death Seeker until Valbar's influence got him to value life again. If Valbar dies however....
  • Dub Name Change: From "Leo" to "Leon", since the English-speaking fandom already had a Leo...whose name in Japan was Leon.
  • Eyes Always Shut: In his original NES portrait.
  • Guyliner: He seems to wear red eye shadow in Echoes.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He chooses not to force his feelings on Valbar due to Incompatible Orientation, saying that just having those feelings was enough for him.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Leon's stats are middling across the board, aside from high Skill and low Resistance.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Played with due to his hairstyle, but some of Leon's hair goes past his shoulders, and he's a definite Bishōnen.
  • Older Than They Look: With his boyish looks and slender frame, he doesn't look much older than Celica, Mae, or Boey who are teenagers, but is actually 24.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "We're done here!"
    "Excuse me?"
    "Get lost!"
    "Hands off!"
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He loves provisions such as Yogurt, Butter, and Honey, and dislikes meat.
  • True Companions: He says wherever Valbar goes, he goes.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has pink hair in the original game, while in Echoes it's purple.


A nomadic sellsword hired by Valbar to aid him in his revenge against the pirates. He joins Celica's army alongside Valbar and Leon. After the war, he joins Jesse's desert kingdom.note 

Class: Mercenary
Age: 28
Voiced by: Shuhei Matsuda (Japanese), Bryce Papenbrook (English)

  • But Now I Must Go: If Jesse lives, he joins the desert kingdom but leaves on his own later.
  • Eyes Always Shut: He is, by default, closing his eyes in Echoes.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Of the three mercenaries in Celica's route, Kamui is the all-rounder with decent stats and growth in every slot.
  • Liberty Over Prosperity: While he certainly looks forward to his paycheck, what Kamui enjoys most is freedom and adventure. He enjoys the thrill that comes with his mercenary lifestyle, and discusses with Leon that looking for something can be even better than already having it. If Jesse dies, however, Kamui ends up being the one to establish the Mercenary Kingdom and it prospers under his rule.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Leon seems to be convinced that Kamui is attracted to him. He eventually gives up on trying to argue it.
  • Money Fetish: Not as much as the series' most well known example, but a lot of his dialogue and quotes still revolve around his love of money.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction should you wander into a necrodragon's lair in Act 2. It's better if you listen.
    Kamui: Whoa, whoa, whoa—hey, Priestess! Did you forget our little chat about staying clear of the Seabound Shrine? Because this is not staying clear! This is the exact OPPOSITE of staying clear!
    Celica: I'm sorry, did we discuss that? I must have been preoccupied... What if there's something of use here? Surely you would want to— Ooooh, I remember now. You're scared of necrodragons, aren't you, Kamui? How careless of me. It completely slipped my mind!
    Kamui: Slipped your mind... That's it. I'm waiting on the boat.
    Celica: Er, actually...
    Kamui: GyaaaeeeeeeeEEEEEEEK! It's HERE!
  • Only in It for the Money: He even says it word for word in one of his battle quotes, and if Valbar dies before recruiting him, goes with Celica because his main source of income has died.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "You can fall down now."
    "Alright, alright..."
    "You ready?"
    "Say goodnight!"
  • Rags to Royalty: If Jesse dies, Kamui will establish the Mercenary Kingdom in his place, with him as king.
  • Red Baron: If he survives the game but Jesse is dead, Kamui founds his own kingdom in Grieth's former territory and becomes known as the "Steel Amidst the Sand".
  • Smug Smiler: He tends to have a smug smirk on his face, particularly in his original Gaiden depictions.
  • Walking the Earth: Kamui has always lived a nomadic life following leaving his father's noble house, starting as a shepherd, and later becoming a traveling mercenary. Even in his epilogue, he lives in Jesse's Mercenary Kingdom for a while, but he inevitably leaves to wander the land once again.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He really doesn't like Necrodragons. He even screams in terror the first time one shows up.
  • Wutai:
    • While it's not stated if he's from a Japan-inspired place, his character artwork has a Japanese aesthetic and he holds his sword like a katana.
    • His name, Kamui, is a type of spirit or entity in the mythology of the Ainu, the indigenous people of northern Japan.

Eldest Whitewing

A Pegasus Knight from the continent of Archanea. Eldest sister of the Whitewings, she is in search of her sister, Est. She can potentially end up joining Celica's army.

For tropes concerning Palla's appearances in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Mystery of the Emblem, see her entry on the Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light character page.

Class: Pegasus Knight
Age: 23
Voiced by: Risa Taneda (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)

  • Continuity Nod: Her supports with her sisters note developments from Shadow Dragon and foreshadow the growing disturbance of Archanea in Mystery of the Emblem.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's extremely protective of her siblings and prioritizes their happiness and safety above all else.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Palla refuses to find another lover on the request of Est with the excuse that the happiness of her sister (and to an extent, Abel) comes first. In a conversation with Celica, she also states that she refuses to admit her true feelings for this reason.
  • Nerf: Downplayed. Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia are the only games where Palla comes off weaker than her sisters, starting at a higher level but with lower stats in everything but ATK compared to Catria. However, she retains her good growths and availability, and thanks to large maps, her mobility is even more important than it was in other games.
  • Optional Party Member: Recruiting Palla is entirely optional.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "This is the end!"
    "Prepare yourself!"
    "How about this?"
  • Sibling Triangle: Palla has lingering feelings for Abel, who, following the events of the game's prequel, is currently married to her sister, Est.
  • Survivor Guilt: If one of her sisters dies in battle, she will ask to die instead in her mourning quote.
  • Team Mom: Palla is described as having a motherly tone to her, which comes from looking after her sisters, especially Est.
  • Unrequited Tragic Maiden: If she dies, her death quote implies that her last thoughts are of her love for Abel, her sister Est's husband.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Palla will call Celica out and leave the party if she dares to advance to Mila's Tower before rescuing Est. This did not occur in Gaiden. However, she and Catria can still be recruited back.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or green, in her case.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She's got the tall boots variant.

    Catria (Katua)
Middle Whitewing

A Pegasus Knight from the continent of Archanea. Middle sister of the Whitewings, she is in search of her sister, Est. She can potentially end up joining Celica's army.

For tropes concerning Catria's appearances in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Mystery of the Emblem, see her entry on the Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light character page.

Class: Pegasus Knight
Age: 20
Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (Japanese), Connor Kelly-Eiding (English)

  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: A slight variant. Catria has trouble expressing herself, and she scolds Est a lot, but she does care about both of her sisters.
  • Contralto of Danger: Her voice is the deepest of her sisters, and as a Whitewing, she's also an exceptionally powerful fighter.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: Says that she has trouble expressing herself because whenever she had something to say, one of her sisters would always say it first, and muses that it must be common for middle children to feel that way.
  • Optional Party Member: Recruiting Catria is entirely optional.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "You can't beat me."
    "It's over."
    "Clear a path!"
  • The Stoic: She's the most mellow of her siblings, but she's not entirely unfeeling. Catria states people tend to assume she's completely stoic because she's not as assertive as Palla, and not as perky as Est.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Actually a passionate and caring girl, but her rather serious voice (which is deeper than Palla's) and her tendency to be late at expressing herself makes her look like this.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Similarly with Palla, Catria will ditch the party if Celica attempts to skip rescuing Est, a scenario exclusive to the remake. She can still be recruited again if Celica backtracks for her.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hers is a dark blue.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Catria has the tall boots version.


A villager who joins Celica's army in order to save his brothers from Grieth.

Class: Villager
Age: 20
Voiced by: Tooru Sakurai (Japanese), Ben Pronsky (English, credited as Ben Wogan)

  • Ambiguously Brown: Not on the same scale as Gray and Boey in Echoes, but his skin is a bit tanner than the rest of the cast.
  • An Axe to Grind: Subverted, he is a lumberjack and chops wood with an axe, but the game doesn't allow playable characters to use axes.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He loves his younger brothers and joins Celica's cause to save them after they are kidnapped. On a normal day, he works hard wood cutting and even does soldier work to provide for them.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Atlas has extremely high HP and Attack but low...everything else.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Tanned with dark silver hair in his Echoes design.
  • Forbidden Friendship: A downplayed example in that he's really awkward around Celica at first, due to their differing stations.
  • Gentle Giant: Though he's large and has muscles thanks to his job as a woodcutter and is more, Atlas ultimately thinks more on the well-being of his brothers and those close to him (such as Celica.) Just don't make him mad, okay?
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Atlas has several scars on his arms and torso.
  • Heroic Build: Atlas is huge; he's got some of the biggest muscles in the game.
  • Magikarp Power: Like the other Villagers he has a lot of room to grow in and can turn out quite powerful, despite his lop-sided growths.
  • Meaningful Name: In Greek mythology, Atlas was a titan punished by Zeus to carry the weight of the heavens on his shoulders. Fittingly, Atlas boasts extremely high attack power.
  • Mighty Lumberjack: Atlas gets his impressive physique from working as a woodcutter in the mountains, a job which he LOVES.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: He's completely ripped in his Echoes redesign. And considering his highest stat and growth is Attack, it's quite fitting.
  • Optional Party Member: Recruiting Atlas is entirely optional.
  • Permanently Missable Content: However, if you defeat Grieth before heading to Mountain Village to recruit him, he disappears and is unrecruitable.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "You can go now!"
    "Show some respect!"
    "I'll split you like firewood!"
    "Get lost!"
  • Rated M for Manly: A big buff manly man who gets a kick out of a brawl and works hard for his family.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: All he's wearing on top is a small vest that he leaves open, exposing nearly all of his torso.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Since his siblings were held by Grieth, Atlas will call out on Celica if she attempts to advance to Mila's Tower before beating Grieth. This did not happen in Gaiden. Atlas then leaves the party but can still be picked up in his village.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His other stats are pitiful, but his HP and strength compensate for it.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's only 20 years old, but his extremely muscular physique and angular face makes him look much older.

    Jesse (Jesi, Jessie)

A mercenary who was captured by Grieth's men while trying to save Est. A bit of a glory hound focused on impressing women, but he still has a good heart. After the war, he goes on to create his own kingdom in Grieth's former territories.

Class: Mercenary
Age: 24
Voiced by: Go Shinomiya (Japanese), Mick Wingert (English)

  • Badass in Distress: Is recruited from Grieth's dungeon, having failed to rescue Est.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Invoked. A Memory Prism shows that he followed some bandits that were following Silque so he could save and impress her.
    • Subverted later with Est. Jesse attempts to pull this off, but it only leads to him getting captured too.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: In the remake, he's always fawning over women, but will go to any lengths to help a Damsel in Distress, following the footsteps of the other skirt-chasers from the series like Sain, Gatrie or Inigo.
  • Dumb Blonde: Downplayed. He's way too eager to get into the action when he should know better, and this is what led to his capture by Grieth's pirates in the first place. That being said, he does help Saber establish a mercenary kingdom, and later rules it quite well, which is something not just any lovable rogue could do.
  • Face of a Thug: He saved Silque in the past from bandits, but she mistook him for one of her attackers based on his "unwashed-roguish" appearance. This is an Informed Deformity as Jesse is actually very handsome and well groomed in appearance.
  • Fearless Fool: Jesse has a habit of throwing caution to the wind when it comes to protecting women in need. He assaulted a gang of bandits all alone to save Est, but only wound up getting captured himself.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Base conversations reveal that Jesse grew up with uptight parents, and left his household because his want for freedom would only cause grief and trouble to everyone involved. In his ending, he takes this up a notch by establishing a mercenary kingdom that he describes to Saber as somewhere for people who don't want a place in Rigel, Zofia, or any such social boundary.
  • Informed Deformity: Silque describes him as resembling your typical unwashed roguish bandit in the remake when Jesse is actually very handsome and unsullied, standing in obvious contrast to the actual bandits like the Brigand Boss.
  • It Has Been an Honor: In his Famous Last Words, coupled with a smile:
    "Thanks for having me along this far...See you... on the other...”
  • Magikarp Power: Of Celica's three mercenaries, Jesse is recruited the latest, but if he's invested in he's one of Celica's strongest characters thanks to his good growths and the ability to loop back into a Villager without a Pitchfork allowing him to gain more stats. He's the example of the series' Est archetype for this game, which is ironic given Est herself is present in the game.
  • Optional Party Member: Recruiting Jesse is entirely optional.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "This one's gonna hurt!"
    "We're done here!"
    "What d'ya think of this?"
    "Feast on this!"
  • Rags to Royalty: In his ending, Jesse becomes a king of Grieth's former territory. Not bad for a former mercenary.
  • Red Baron: If he survives the game, he founds his own kingdom in Grieth's former territory and becomes known as the "Steel Amidst the Sand".
  • See You in Hell: He gives a pretty friendly one as one of his victory quotes.
    "Wait for me in Hell, buddy."

    Sonya (Soni, Sonia)
Click here to see Sonya in Fire Emblem Heroes 
Vengeful Mage

A mage unwillingly serving under Grieth, but is held in check by Deen. She joins Celica's army after Grieth's death if the party fights Deen. It is later revealed that she is the daughter of Jedah, and ran from him to avoid being sacrificed to Duma.

Class: Witch (Gaiden, NPC only), Mage
Age: 25
Voiced by: Rei Shimoda (Japanese), Tara Jayne (English)

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Was a redhead in Gaiden, but changed to purple hair in Echoes.
  • Adaptational Curves: She appears much bustier in Heroes than in Echoes.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Implied with her ending in Echoes, where after she disappears during her search for a cure for those who have turned into witches, rumors about a witch taking residence in the Fear Mountain start to spread. Of course, given Duma is no longer around to turn new witches into husks of their former selves, its debatable whether this is actually true or not.
  • Blow You Away: Joins with the powerful wind spell, Excalibur.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: She calls her father Jedah by his name if she fights him in Act 4. Justified given how he sacrificed her sisters to Duma.
  • Christmas Cake: She's 25 and somewhat sensitive about it, if her supports with Genny are any indication.
  • Combat Stilettos: Wears high heels on the battlefield.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's the oldest female character in Celica's route, and becomes this to Genny in their supports.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She is the youngest daughter of Jedah, the current head priest of the Duma Faithful, and who abandoned her and her sisters at a priory. Her sisters eventually had their souls offered as sacrifices to Duma, turning them into witches, and while Sonya managed to avoid this fate, she ends up having to work for the notorious thief king Grieth.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She's a subordinate of Grieth, but she can be recruited by the player if they chose to fight Deen instead of her.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Compared to the other mages in the game, Sonya has the most evenly spread stat growths. Most notably in the original Gaiden, where she shared the same growth rate in every stat other than Resistance.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Wears an elegant dress with jewelry into battle. In her base conversations with Celica she mentions that she's surprised that Celica doesn't doll up more with fancy jewelry to match her good looks. Celica responds by saying that too much would just get in the way.
  • Lady of Black Magic: A powerful mage with potent spells unique to her, such as Entrap. She is a lot darker and more adult-like in personality compared to Celica.
  • Ma'am Shock: She does not take it well when Genny says that she reminds her of her mother.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her redesign in Echoes shows somewhat more skin than the other playable female characters, though not quite reaching Stripperiffic levels. She's also up there with Mathilda as one of the bustiest ladies in the game.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: She can only be recruited if Celica chooses to fight Deen.
  • Nerf: Downplayed. Sonya had one of the best spell lists in Gaiden, but lost Seraphim and Sagittae in the transition to Echoes. However, she instead gained two new supportive spells, Rewarp, and Entrap, which is unique to her, so she's still very versatile, just not quite the offensive powerhouse she originally was.
  • Odd Friendship: With Genny, who is much younger than Sonya and also her complete opposite in personality—the two are nonetheless able to bond over their shared experiences with being abandoned by one of their parents at a priory.
  • Parental Abandonment: Sonya was abandoned at a priory as a child along with her older two sisters by her father, Jedah. Jedah's intentions were for the three to grow up and be offered as Witches to Duma, but Sonya ran away before she could meet the same fate as her sisters.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Although employed by Grieth, she isn't loyal to him and it's suggested by an NPC that she's probably being blackmailed by him. After Celica and her party defeat Deen and Grieth, she promptly offers to join them.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "Naughty child."
    "Let's have some fun."
    "Time for a little discipline."
    *sinister chuckle*
  • Proud Beauty: Sonya explains that, growing up in a priory, she used to be more modest, but has since come to be proud of her looks, and believes beauty should be something celebrated. She will also mock defeated enemies as being "too ugly to win."
  • Self-Made Orphan: If the player chooses her to deal the finishing blow to Jedah on the final map, she can be the one on Celica's route to commit patricide.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed, she and Deen both have notably malicious characterization, but are ultimately loyal enough to Celica and don't cause too much harm in the long run.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Her father has blue skin, pointed ears, and impish features, while Sonya looks like a normal attractive woman. It's implied Jedah may been disfigured/transformed by Duma, along with her sisters. Averted in the manga, where Jedah is a normal looking, if not well aged man.
  • Vanity Is Feminine: Sonya is shown to be often concerned with appearances, having a dislike for getting dirty while fighting or becoming too muscular from a good level up. She comments that women who are beautiful should be proud of their appearances.
  • Weapon of Choice: In Heroes, she is the only one to use this game's version of the Excalibur spell, though it goes by the name "Dark Excalibur" to differentiate it from Merric's version.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hers is purple.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Accomplished by having slits up her skirt.


A swordfighter who wields the Brave Sword. Like Sonya, he serves under Grieth and is being held in check by Sonya. He joins Celica's army after Grieth's death if the party fights Sonya. After the war, he leaves to a continent in the south in search of more conflict.

Class: Myrmidon
Age: 30
Voiced by: Tsuguo Mogami (Japanese), Joe J. Thomas (English)

  • Adaptational Villainy: Awakening's SpotPass content puts Deen in the villain spot, and gives him more aggressive dialogue contrary to his affable demeanor in Gaiden.
  • Ascended Extra: Though a minor optional character, Deen is one of the few Gaiden characters chosen to cameo in Awakening DLC.
  • Blood Knight: Implied in his ending where he leaves Valentia in search of new battles.
  • Cool Sword: Is heavily associated with the Brave Sword which he comes with, which acts like the Killing Edge from other games.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the Gaiden manga of 1993, Deen pulls a Heroic Sacrifice to save Sonya and Celica from Grieth.
  • Eye Scream: He lost his left eye during an ambush on the way to save his fiancée from an attack.
  • Face of a Thug: Given his dark aesthetic and wicked-looking face, you wouldn't be blamed for thinking he really was a villain for villainy's sake.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a scar across his eye and is a Punch-Clock Villain at worst.
  • Hates Small Talk: He outright states in his first base conversation that he doesn't do small talk, and only starts stating his own opinions on things after Celica persists. His support with Jesse has him not wanting to talk with him until he decides that he will tell about his past if Jesse does the same.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He's a subordinate of Grieth, but he can be recruited by the player if they chose to fight Sonya instead of him.
  • Hidden Depths: Deen is a very aloof Blood Knight, and his refusal to chat with Jesse and Celica at first can make him come across as a jerkass. However, in one of his later base conversations, Deen tells Celica that she better do a good job ruling Zofia to make the war worthwhile, showing a more intelligent and savvy side.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: After his fiancée was turned into a Witch, he was forced to kill her.
  • Might Makes Right: His comment on the final map has him stating he isn't going to say that world ruled by might is unappealing; it's just that he isn't going to bow down to Duma anytime soon.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: He can only be recruited if Celica chooses to fight Sonya.
  • Palette Swap: Blake, another one of Grieth's henchmen, uses Deen's portrait. This turns into a Mythology Gag in the remake as Deen gets a redesign while Blake keeps the original appearance.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "It ends here!"
    "Accept your fate!"
    "Is that all you got?
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He even lampshades it.
    "No hard feelings, but there's no helping the fact that we're enemies. Have a good taste of our blades!"
  • Slasher Smile: The rare times he's happy, expect these.
  • The Stoic: To an extreme degree. It isn't until his A support with Jesse that he actually says anything meaningful, and even then doesn't divulge much.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed, he and Sonya both have notably malicious characterization, but are ultimately loyal enough to Celica and don't cause too much harm in the long run.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His Brave Sword once belonged to his fiancée's father. He was forced to use it on her when she was turned into a Witch.
  • Weapon of Choice: He is heavily associated with the Brave Sword; he has it upon recruitment in Gaiden, Awakening, and Shadows of Valentia, and his endings in both Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia have him take it with him when he vanishes.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Deen's hair is a dark purplish color.

Junior Whitewing

A Pegasus Knight from the continent of Archanea and the youngest sister of the Whitewings. She was captured by Grieth at some point and brought to his fortress in Valentia, where she can be rescued by Celica and join the party.

For tropes concerning Est's appearances in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Mystery of the Emblem, see her entry on the Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light character page.

Class: Pegasus Knight
Age: 16
Voiced by: Rie Murakawa (Japanese), Brianna Knickerbocker (English)

  • Cloudcuckoolander: Her presents for Catria all turn out to be fantastically-described junk that she seems to genuinely believe is special.
  • Distressed Damsel: The whole reason the Whitewings are in Valentia is because she was kidnapped by pirates and her sisters came to rescue her.
  • Genki Girl: She's always peppy and exuberant, much more so than either of her older sisters.
  • Happily Married: Following the events of Gaiden's prequel, Est is betrothed to Abel, and was just beginning to live a happy, peaceful life.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Est mentions that she wants to stop being a warrior, settle down, and run a shop with her husband. Life instead conspired against her, as she got kidnapped by Grieth and ends up partaking in Celica's quest.
  • I Owe You My Life: She offers to join the party since Celica helped her sisters rescue her.
  • Magikarp Power: Yet again she starts off the weakest and becomes stellar after training. Thankfully, unlike her other appearances, she actually has a good amount of time to catch up to her sisters, coming at around the midway point of the game and the game itself having random encounters for her to rack up experiences.
  • The Matchmaker: Although she doesn't get the chance, she expresses interest in setting Palla up with one of their male teammates.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "Coming through!"
    "Thought you could win?"
    "This is it!"
    "Nowhere to run!"
  • Optional Party Member: Recruiting Est is completely optional.
  • The Runt at the End: Her older siblings note that while they're worried for Est, they are also used to her getting herself into trouble.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Est has bright pink hair.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Like her sisters, Est is sporting the "skirt and tall boots" version.

    Nomah (Norma)

The head of the Novis Monastery, and the man who taught Mae, Boey, and Genny magic. He has been watching over Celica for years, and after she left on her journey, he secretly followed her, joining her army after she found him fallen through a hidden passage. After the war, he unifies the churches of Mila and Duma.

Class: Sage
Age: 71
Voiced by: Minoru Inaba (Japanese), Kirk Thornton (English)

  • Badass Preacher: Nomah is the head priest of the priory of the Goddess Mila, and is a master of sage magic.
  • Cool Old Guy: Nomah is idolized by his young students for his skill and wisdom.
  • Crutch Character: His main purpose is to be a secondary sage if you didn't level up Boey or one of the villagers.
  • Dirty Old Man: Seems to have some shades of this in his supports with Celica, where he pretends to be aching to get her to give him massages.
  • Good Shepherd: Nomah is a kind priest of Mila. He's also not a religious bigot, as he unites the religions of Duma and Mila in his ending.
  • Optional Party Member: He stands out in this department, being hidden in the basement of Mila Temple in Act 4, and can easily be missed.
  • Overrated and Underleveled: Despite being a powerful sage in-story, he is subpar in battle. He can still be passable for some time though, so it's not a bad idea to use him until other magical units have fully promoted.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "Well, if I must."
    "Live and learn!"
    "Give up yet?"
    "We're not done just yet!"
  • Wizard Beard: Is always depicted with his signature, magnificent beard.


Celica's older half-brother, born from a union between King Lima and an unnamed Rigelian woman. He was thought to have died from the same fire that almost killed Celica, but he was saved by a maid and later raised by Halcyon. He returns as a mysterious masked knight who occasionally appears to aid his younger sister, eventually revealing his identity and joining Celica's party. Introduced in Echoes.

Class: Paladin
Age: 21
Voiced by: Yuki Kodaira (as a child) and Takuya Sato (Japanese), Bryce Papenbrook (as a child) and Marc Diraison (English)

  • Adorkable: With his mask on, he gives off an air of badassery and seriousness. Without the mask on, he's a dorky older brother and a somewhat quirky person. Celica has a lot of fun making him switch personas.
  • Beneath the Mask: While wearing his mask, he acts mysterious and aloof, but without it, he is shown to drop this attitude and becomes much more lighthearted and whimsical, providing some pretty funny moments. Conrad only shows this side of his personality in front of Celica, with the latter remarking that she feels like she has two older brothers.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Very protective of his younger sister Celica.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Celica multiple times at the last minute over the course of the story.
  • Canon Foreigner: He wasn't in the original Gaiden.
  • Canon Character All Along: That said, it turns out his mask is the same one Zeke would wear as Sirius the following year in Mystery Of The Emblem.
  • Char Clone: A masked individual with mysterious motives who repeatedly saves Celica from danger, and later revealed to be her presumed-dead brother.
    • He even assisted the creation of his fellow Char Clone Sirius: They wear the same mask.
  • Chick Magnet: His ending notes that he's popular with the ladies but shuns them all.
  • Cool Mask: Wears a mask, as seen in his artwork. He uses it for three specific reasons: to cultivate a "cool" persona as a masked knight, to protect his identity from the Rigelians, and to keep his half-sister Celica from finding out who he is. It's so cool that it turns out to be the same mask that Zeke/Camus wore when he returns to Archanea as Sirius the following year.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Being one of Lima IV's children and the son of a Rigelian woman, Conrad was badly treated in the Zofian court; Lady Liprica and later her daughter/his younger half-sister Anthiese/Celica were among the few who treated him well. He managed to escape Desaix's attacks with one of his mother's maids (but he thought Celica had died) and they reached for the Sage's Hamlet, where Halcyon trained him.
  • Heroic Bastard: He's revealed to be an illegitimate child of King Lima IV and thus Celica's half-brother.
  • Hidden Depths: Beneath the Masked Knight persona, he's actually a very goofy older brother with a silly and lighthearted personality, which is especially evident in his supports with Celica. In fact, one of the reasons he started the whole Masked Knight affair was so that he could be more cool.
  • House Husband: After going into hiding, he lived under the protection of the sage Halcyon. There, he studied and learned swordsmanship, as well as did all of Halcyon's cooking and cleaning, making him quite adept.
  • Identity Concealment Disposal: Averted. Even after The Reveal, he keeps his mask due to Rule of Cool and only removes it for Celica. Eventually played straight when he gives his mask to Zeke the following year so he can become Sirius and return to Archanea.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Out of all the Cavaliers available, Conrad is the most balanced overall. He also has the highest Resistance growth and comes with good base stats, making him very flexible.
  • Mage Killer: Due to having the highest Resistance growth in the entire game, which is still an extremely low eight percent, and having a good base stat of twelve, Conrad is the best overall melee unit to take care of enemy mages.
  • Married to the Job: According to his ending, he eventually becomes the second Chancellor of the newborn Kingdom of Valentia. He's so dedicated to his job that he never marries, despite being quite admired by the ladies.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: When they were kids, Conrad was sensitive and timid while Celica was brave and mature. As an adult though, he's put his insecurities behind him and develops quite the Big Brother Instinct towards Celica.
  • Mercy Kill: One of the few party members to show respect to Duma in the final battle, treating it as a merciful end for a noble god. Due to being raised by Sage Halcyon, this is likely due to knowing more about Duma's madness then most people.
  • Mysterious Protector: Conrad is initially an enigma that shows up to assist Celica at various points, but quickly vanishes when he's no longer needed. The group Lampshade this a few times, and Boey even comments he's starting to get used to it.
  • No Name Given: Was only referred to as the Masked Knight before revealing himself to be Celica's older brother.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "Scatter before me!"
    "Consider it an honor!"
    "This is your fate!"
  • Rags to Royalty: Like Celica, he is a Snow White-type. He started as a prince who was ostracized because of his Rigelian blood, had to escape from Desaix, was raised and trained in the Sage's Hamlet, and later reunites with his sister and helps her in her quests, becoming a Reasonable Authority Figure if he lives through the story.
  • Required Party Member: He is one of the few characters on Celica's route whose recruitment is not optional.
  • Recurring Element: Is yet another Masked Knight in the series, much like Sirius and Lucina. Funnily enough Sirius also appears in Echoes as Zeke, which takes place before Mystery of the Emblem and before he adopted his masked persona, making one wonder if perhaps he got the idea from Conrad.
  • Rule of Cool: One of the reasons he wears the mask, alongside the practical motive of concealing himself from his various enemies. After his Dramatic Unmask, he keeps the mask solely for this reason.
  • Secret Identity: He hides his face to conceal his identity as a presumed-dead prince of Zofia from his enemies.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Conrad's unmasked portrait shows that he looks quite a bit like Celica. The physical similarities are even more striking when the player compares his child portrait with hers.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Conrad was very meek and cowardly as a child, and would have to hold Celica's hand for reassurance whenever he was scared. As an adult, he's fighting Terrors on his own and rescues Celica multiple times.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: A gender flipped example. His and Celica's Disappeared Dad Lima IV was seen in a flashback in Echoes: while he wasn't a 100% gonk, he looked extremely slim and very creepy "shadowed" undereyes. It's a good thing his surviving children got only their hair color from him, physically speaking.


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